Here’s where you can watch the Tour of Britain in Gloucestershire

Grab a spot by the roadside to catch world-champion cyclists in action when the Tour of Britain comes to Gloucestershire in September 2022.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
The details for Gloucestershires Tour of Britain stage have been revealed and its a full day of action for the first time.  SWpix
The details for Gloucestershire’s Tour of Britain stage have been revealed and it’s a full day of action for the first time. © SWpix

With the Tour of Britain set to arrive in Gloucestershire for a full day in 2022, the route for the sixth stage of the prestigious cycling race has been revealed.

Cycling fans can catch the free-to-watch sporting spectacle on Friday 9 September 2022 for what promises to be the most picturesque stage in the event’s modern history.

It’s the first time Gloucestershire has hosted a full stage of the iconic cycling race, which passed through the county in 2016 and culminated in Cheltenham in 2017; and is expected to be a huge boost for the local economy.

Starting in the medieval town of Tewkesbury, the Gloucestershire leg will span 169 kilometres – or 105 miles – through the Cotswolds and into South Gloucestershire, finishing alongside the historic Gloucester Docks.

More than 100 of the world’s best cyclists will hurtle through the county, with the closing 30 kilometres presenting challenging climbs at Crawley Hill and Painswick for some of the day’s most unmissable racing action.

As a bonus, the start location in Tewkesbury and finish line in Gloucester are separated by just over 10 miles, making it possible for local sports enthusiasts to attend both hotspots on race day.

And while it’s free to watch from the roadside, keen spectators can enhance their experience with a hospitality package, guaranteeing prime views of the stage start in Tewkesbury in a relaxed, VIP setting from £60 per person – including a tasty continental breakfast and refreshments. More details are expected to be released on this nearer the race date.

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain race director, said: ‘The Gloucestershire stage of the Tour of Britain really has it all: a historic start location, stunning scenery, challenging climbs and a brilliant finish venue.

‘We’re thrilled the 2022 race will feature our first-ever full stage of the Tour in the county and we thank Gloucestershire County Council for their support.’

The organisation is also bringing the Women’s Tour, the country’s premier cycling race for women, to the county for a Tewkesbury to Gloucester stage on Wednesday 8 June 2022 – although it will follow a slightly different route.

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